No, I'm not joking. This is today's recipe. And I know when one thinks of boiled greens like collards, kale, etc., the taste that comes to mind is only a grade above rice gruel or Oliver Twist porridge.
Well, this recipe is different. It will convert the most ardent of greens haters into a devotee. Maybe not, but it's good and packs a lot of nutrients.
I got the recipe from the following youtube video by Divas Can Cook and modified it accordingly.
1 Tbs favorite hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbs dried minced onions
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white table wine
1-2 cups chicken stock
Choice of bunch of collard, turnip, mustard greens, or kale (or a combination of any)*
1 smoked turkey leg
1 Tbs olive oil
* You only want the leaves of the greens. So rip off the leafy part from the stem and julienne into strips.
Heat oil in medium size pot. Add red pepper flakes, stir for 5 minutes. Add garlic, cooking for no more than 1 minute. Pour in wine, broth, and add greens. Add turkey leg. Season with minced onion flakes, ground black pepper, and hot sauce (peri peri hot sauce is incredible in this).
Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 10 minutes. When greens have darkened, remove cover and simmer until greens are dark green and turkey meat is done. Strip meat from turkey, mix into greens.
Serve with crumbled bacon and a bottle of hot sauce for the table.